Nikon Small World Exhibit

Check out this really cool exhibit right on campus at the Wistar Institute (right across form the lower quad gate)!

Nikon Small World Exhibit on view to the public from January 20–March 6, M–F, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

This is Wistar’s 12th year of hosting the Nikon Small World Exhibit in the Philadelphia region. We are the only regional host for this exhibit.

Discover the beauty and complexity of life as seen through today’s advanced microscopes. The exhibit of winning images from Nikon’s 2014 Small World photography contest gives you a glimpse into a world that most have never seen – the intersection of art and science as viewed through the lens of a microscope.


Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio

When: Until March 29, 2015
Where: Arthur Ross Gallery (On Campus!)

In 1932, Strand was invited by Carlos Chavez, director of the Fine Arts Department of the Secretariat of Public Education, to document the changing landscape and people of Mexico.

During the two years Strand spent in Mexico, he traveled the countryside with his Korona and Graflex large format cameras. He explored small towns, churches, religious icons, and the people who inhabited the land. Strand, like many of the artists who were making art at the Taller de Gráfica Popular print studio, worked on this project during the period when the post-revolution government sought to establish a modern national culture that would capture Mexico’s unique character.

Check out the exhibition on campus from now until March! More info here!

Urban Photography with Professor Francesca Ammon

Come join Penn Lens for our January GBM featuring Professor Francesca Ammon, an assistant professor in the Fine Arts department at Penn teaching graduate courses in City and Regional Planning. She will be sharing her journey related to city photography, and will be answering any questions related to the topic or anything students are curious about.

Professor Ammon focuses particularly on post-1945 urbanism and planning, and is a historian of the built environment. She has approached her work as a historian through the premise that the landscape materializes social relations, cultural values, and economic processes, and has the power to shape the physical world.

Come mingle with the members of Penn Lens as well as Professor Ammon!

Pizza will be served ☺

Questions? Email

Explore Philadelphia’s Christmas Village with Penn Lens!

It’s that awesome time of the year again when all you can see are shiny lights and all you can smell is gingerbread… Christmas!

Join Penn Lens in our very first Christmas outing to Christmas Village! There will be:

– International and local merchants selling unique trinkets, apparel, artwork, jewelry, home goods, and more
– Hot and fresh European food, sweets, and drinks
– A HUGE (and bedazzled) Christmas tree and wish wall
– Live music, surprise performances, chocolate/cheese/wine tastings, and more!

This will be a fun opportunity to just hang out, get in the holiday spirit, and take tons of gorgeous pictures in this beautiful place.

We’ll be meeting at Tampons at 6pm, so bring some SEPTA tokens and then we’ll be off for some Christmas fun!

Make sure you RSVP here!

Artsy is Coming to Penn!

Artsy, a startup with the goal of making all the world’s art freely accessible to anyone with an Internet connection, will be coming to Penn!

Artsy is made up of seventy-five engineers, art historians, designers, curators, writers, mathematicians, and artists who share a passion for bringing the art world into the digital age. And they are currently looking for extraordinary undergraduates and graduates to join their growing team, with academic and/or work experience in Art History, Computer Science, or related fields.

They will be visiting Penn’s campus soon to meet with students about opportunities at Artsy. If anyone is interested in learning more about Artsy, please send your resumé and a brief introduction to

Check out their website here!

Photographer for PGWI Launch Event

Global Water Alliance Celebrates World Toilet Day

Mosholu, 401 South Columbus Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19106

WednesdayNovember 19th     6 P.M. – 9 P.M.

This year, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 19th as World Toilet Day, urging changes in both behavior and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation. This is a day to raise awareness of the world’s sanitation and water crisis and to help us all to remember that several thousand children die each day from water and sanitation problems worldwide.

Please join Global Water Alliance and our partners as we celebrate World Toilet Day onboard  the world’s oldest  four masted ship, the Moshulu, located on Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River in historic Philadelphia.  They are looking for a photographer to help cover this event.

Enjoy  live chamber jazz, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner as we celebrate World Toilet Day and raise awareness for global sanitation.

*formerly Philadelphia Global Water Initiative (“PGWI”). Global Water Alliance, and PGWI are a 501(c)(3) organization.  Our mission is to increase global access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, by engaging the resources and expertise of the Philadelphia region and beyond.

If interested in being the photographer for this event or for more information, please contact Alexander Nawrot at or at 848-248-7537.